deformed hatchlings

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by biggie, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. biggie

    biggie Out Of The Brooder

    15
    1
    24
    Feb 24, 2012
    ok i haven't done this since i was a kid. and now i'm grown with my own kids and i'm teaching them. i got some eggs from a farm i do A/C work for. so i'm not sure their background or what not. so what do i do with a chick that hasn't formed right from the getgo? like i've heard of chicks hatching with their insides "outside". and things like that. you oviously can't let it live like that. so how do you get rid of it.i know that sounds bad but it's a fact of life. right?
     
  2. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

    746
    7
    166
    May 27, 2007
    St Augustine, FL
    Take a pair of sharp scissors and stretch out its neck over a trash can and cut firm and quick. If you can't do it, it won't live too long in my experience. Once in a while one will make it but normally bacteria kills the chick.
     
  3. oh i'm sorry but thats kinda cruel
     
  4. wildriverswolf90

    wildriverswolf90 Chillin' With My Peeps

    7,488
    44
    243
    Aug 4, 2011
    polk county, NC
    Soak a cotton ball in starter fluid, put the cotton ball in zip lock back or container, put the chick and close the bag/container. The chick will just fall asleep.
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

    5,644
    368
    303
    Jan 14, 2008
    I just pull their heads off.
     
  6. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

    746
    7
    166
    May 27, 2007
    St Augustine, FL
    I do put mine asleep first. What I use is not commonly available. My apologies to anyone that is offended.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    39,704
    1,233
    516
    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I have found that sharp pruning shears are the quickest and most painless for the chick - sadly not as painless for the human. So sorry you have to deal with this.
     
  8. sorry...[​IMG]
     
  9. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,072
    30
    183
    Jan 18, 2012
    Texas
    That's what my dad does. He says it's pretty much bloodless and easy.
     
  10. THATS CRUEL!!!!!!!! i'm so sorry i know i'm probally very annowing
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by